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Oh, hello there! So, I know it’s Tuesday, I know I rarely post today. . . but I had some news I wanted to share and I didn’t want to deprive you all of the writing prompt for tomorrow. Otherwise, I have a jam-packed schedule for this week and next. *hint hint* Blog tour on the way. I wanted to take this moment to interrupt the regular scheduled programming to give you some fun news! At least, I think it is fun. . . I’ll keep you updated after the first few days or so. It could be a mixed bag.Read More »

What My Job is Like

What My Job Is LIke

I thought this might be an interesting post for you all. I haven’t talked a lot about my job, but I wanted to share it with you as it has become such a major part of my life.

I am a receptionist/guest coordinator at a local salon and spa. But this salon and spa is so much more. It is called The Rouge and it is a lovely place. The staff and owners strive to go above and beyond and do their very best for their clients. Definitely more high end than your average salon. They offer a wide range of services from many different hair colors and cuts for men, women and children as well as a whole menu of spa items from massages to facials, manicures and pedicures.

On any given day my job is mostly filled with answering phones, scheduling appointments, checking clients in and out. But I do a lot of extras as well. Housekeeping such as cleaning, dusting, mopping, organizing, getting people drinks and being a gopher as much as possible. I enjoy the fact that there is a lot of people interaction. Making customers feel special and going above and beyond to meet their needs and wants.

That job description so undersells what I do. There are anywhere from 4-10 people on the “books” (our scheduling program) on any given day. To break it down, there are so many steps that must be taken when scheduling an appointment that when I first started working there, I came home mentally exhausted every day for several months. There was just SO MUCH. And I was soaking it up like a sponge. While, after 6 months, and lots of hard work, a lot of it is second nature, there is a constant learning process as we get more familiar and better at what we do.

To give you an idea, each service, i.e. the different kinds of hair color and haircuts, each have a service code. Now, for ones we don’t know by heart, we can look them up pretty easily. For instance, ladies cut = 1 hcw, mens = cut 1 hcm, childs cut = 1 hcc, and there are also Junior miss = 1 jr miss and Junior gent= 1 jr gent. That is just the haircuts. There are then probably up to 20 different combinations of color services. Talk about mind boggling.

And speaking of hair color services, did you know there is a difference between a Balayage and highlights? And there is a Balayage and an ombre. Again, two different things. But then there is just a plain balayage, or a balayage with color, which means they darken your roots first, then do the balayage. I’ll spare you the headache of listing any more. 😀

Add to this constant craziness of trying to figure that out and NOT mess anything up, the fact that different stylists take different amounts of time to do things, and there are 18 stylists. Some do everything, some have certain services they do not offer, and we have to remember all that. Since that is impossible to remember that off the top of our head, we have notes tape to our computer screen in case we aren’t sure. Despite that, I have scheduled things wrong Many a time. It happens though. The girls are really good about knowing we have a lot to handle and rolling with it as much as possible. And I am not the only receptionist who makes mistakes, it is a fact of that many variables spinning around at any given time.

Needless to say, the job is constantly changing and is rarely boring. . . unless it is slow. But I find things to keep me busy, so it is what it is. One day I could be slammed from the moment I walk in the door, to the moment I leave. Other days, it feels like every other appointment is a no-show or a cancel. And everything in between.

Either way, I am thankful for this job and the many lessons I am learning and the lessons God has taught me spiritually through this journey.

Do you have any questions about my job? Ask me in the comments or tell me what you do for a living!

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

2018 Survey!

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Hello lovelies! I want to hear from you!

So as I am starting this new year with all the different social medias in mind, ie, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and blog, I wanted to hear from you.

What do you want to see from me this year? Do you want more lifestyle posts? Tutorials? Writing prompts, short stories? Do you want in depth posts on haircare/makeup, fashion, art, you name it? Are there any random things you are wanting to hear from me about or that you just wished I would share some tips about? Any videos, tutorial or otherwise? Is there something you wished I did more? Let me know below what you want to see from me see this year! I would love your input as this is mostly a way to encourage you all!

Love you and here is to a fabulous year! Cheers!

Oh, and for those who wasn’t aware that I have a Facebook and an Instagram, you can find those here!

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

2017 Year in Review // Memories

2017

Okay, so just know now that so many things happened in 2017 that trying to share them all would be like turning on a fire hose. So bear with me as I share the most noteworthy things.

March, I published my first ever novel, London in the Dark. I was incredibly blown away and in awe of the fact that God has let me do this. It is rated pretty highly on both amazon and goodreads and the fact that I have been able to bless people with my writing has blessed ME beyond belief.

April, my brother got engaged after a several month long courtship. THAT was exciting and awesome! But it also sent our family on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I also visited my friend in GA. Another special experience.Read More »

My Word // 2018

If you have been following me for a while, you know that we have a tradition at our house that every year we pick a word that will define the coming year for us. It is a very spiritual thing, we pray and seek the Lord for what He wants to teach us in this new year. It has become something very special and precious to us and we gather every January first to discuss the word that God has chosen for us and what it means to us.

Last year, my word was Pursue. While there were so many things different about myself since last year, I am so blessed to say that my relationship with the Lord has been deepened and I am coming more and more to realize how much I need Him and that I constantly need more of Him. You can read my post from last year here.Read More »

Christmas Tag! // Blogging Break

Hello lovelies!

I had such fun doing this Christmas tag with my sweet sisters! I hope you enjoy it! And be sure to check out our podcast that we have been doing for about a year now. Our Favorite Things is something that we love to do and we hope you enjoy it as well.

This will be the last post of the year for me. (unless God guides me different) I am going to be taking a break to spend this time with my family and enjoy the break. I hope you have a fabulous holiday season and that you feel blessed and loved by God and by those around you!

 

Love you all! I’ll see you in the new year!

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

Hair Care Update/Routine

I finally got around to it!

*face palm*

I filmed this video this summer and guess what. . . It is just now here! Yay! LOL! Such is life. Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy this update! I know a few of you have been asking. So without further ado, her tis!

 

Let me know if you have any questions! I’ll be sure to answer them!

By God’s Grace,

Victoria